About twice a week I roast a chicken (mostly for the bones for bone broth). I've tried several methods, but I keep coming back to the simplicity of this one.
What you need:
1 whole organic chicken
1/4 to 1/3 cup melted ghee (I melt mine in a stainless steel measuring cup)
Large baking dish with lid
What you do:
Preheat oven to 300º
Remove anything that is inside chicken
Rinse chicken and pat dry with several paper towels
Place chicken in oven-proof pan (one that has a lid)
Use hands to coat chicken with melted ghee
Sprinkle entire chicken with thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper
Place in oven, covered, for 2 hours
Remove lid, increase temperature to 350º and cook for additional 30 minutes
After chicken is cooked, drain off all of the liquid into glass jar. Once the liquid cools, put lid on and refrigerate for later.
Remember to save all of the skin that was not eaten and the bones for making bone broth. Store bones and skin in freezer if not making broth immediately.
Ingredients from Trader Joe's: whole organic chicken
Ingredients from iHerb: ghee, organic thyme, organic garlic powder, Real Salt or Celtic Sea Salt, organic pepper
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Benefits of using organic spices:
Why Consumers are Buying Organic Spices, by Mark Harris
Never Buy Meat, Potatoes or Herbs With This Label on it, by Joseph Mercola, DO